Re: extend CGI

Chris Shenton (
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 16:30:42 +0100

On Wed, 5 Oct 1994 06:25:01 -0700 (PDT), (Ari
Luotonen) said:

Ari> Well, that's exactly what it does.

Ari> You would just have an Alias (or Map/Pass in CERN httpd) for
Ari> /file-in-this-dir to the absolute path.

But that can be a difficult for non-www-admins. Even for webmeisters,
that's a nuisance if there are lots of scripts, imagemaps, etc.

Ari> That's not such a hot idea -- double slashes get removed by most
Ari> servers.

Well, then: how 'bout being able to specify something like


where `.' gets intrepreted relative to the invocation, rather than
relative to the directory where the scripts live.

I don't really care what the syntax is; I'm just looking for something
which will allow specifying relative paths. Something which doesn't
require reconfiguring the server for each directory I have this need.